Windows 7 countdown…

August 1st, 2009 | Tags:

I just thought I’d remind folks that next week (5 days en-counting), both MSDN and TechNet subscribers will have the completed bits of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 will then debut just over a week later on August 14th. This weekend might be a good time to start organising you data to ensure you are ready for a recommended clean install.

Paul Thurrot’s tip of the week on Windows Weekly:

Get ready for Windows 7 – Prepare a number of backups (including document/data backups as well a full system image backup if possible). Think about doing a clean install of the OS even if you have Vista and can upgrade. If you’re installing on an existing PC, add a new drive or partition for the simplest install and the ability to dual boot with your old OS if something goes wrong. Be mindful of the tiered release schedule and try to get your hands on the OS as soon as you can, according to your abilities. Need to a new PC? You’d be better off waiting in my opinion.

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